Convention Overview

Central States Communication Association
2020 Annual Conference

Borders and Breakthroughs

Chicago O'Hare (Rosemont)
April 14 – April 19, 2020

Faculty, students, independent scholars, and community partners are all encouraged to attend the 2020 convention to explore the conference theme: Borders and Breakthroughs.

The conference will feature:

Research paper sessions and discussion panels organized by Interest Groups and Caucuses
Great Ideas For Teaching (GIFT) sessions
Regional scholarship Showcases organized by the States Advisory Council
Undergraduate Honors Conference
Federation Prize recipient presentation
Spotlight panels connected to conference theme

And much more!

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. CST, October 11, 2019. 

Submissions for CSCA 2020 will begin August 1, 2019. You will find a link to the AI submission system at:

Primary Program Planner: Dr. Alberto González,

Preconference information will be available in the Fall.

Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel Information

The 2020 conference hotel is the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel.

Hotel address: 5300 N. River Rd., Rosemont, IL, 60018 USA

Phone: 847.544.5300

2020 Room Rates
$155/night plus taxes 

Registration opens January 2, 2020.

A credit card is required to reserve your room, but no deposit will be collected at this time.

Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve early to ensure you have lodging onsite!

Important: We strongly suggest that you book your room as soon as possible but before March 1. You do not have to pay your room fee in advance -- you simply need a credit card to hold your room. Once the hotel is filled, there will be no overflow hotels for this year's conference. Those who reserve early should be easily accommodated.

Hotel highlights:

Free shuttle from O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
Newly renovated rooms
Accessibility services and ADA-compliant rooms available
Spacious work areas in rooms
Complimentary WiFi
Business Center
Workout Center
Onsite art museum featuring works of Chicago-area artists